|Tags: Christopher Plummer, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Danny Masterson, dracula, Dracula 2000, Gerard Butler, Jennifer Esposito, Jeri Ryan, Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Nathan Fillion, Omar Epps, Patrick Lussier, Sean Patrick Thomas, Shane West|
Cast:Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Esposito, Omar Epps, Sean Patrick Thomas, Danny Masterson, Jeri Ryan, Shane West, Nathan Fillion
I remember hearing mixed reviews for this film when it hit the theaters and after actually viewing the movie for myself, I can see why. It had some good points and some bad. In the end, I figured the film was "okay". It starts off with a bunch of thieves breaking into a huge vault in hopes of finding money or some type or riches. What they end up finding is Dracula in his coffin. The rest is predictable. Dracula gets out, sucks some necks, and creates some vamps, blah, blah.
Anyway, there were a lot of familiar faces in the movie, but it's too bad they couldn't save it. The effects were somewhat good in parts and really cheesy in others. The movie had some nice action scenes, but in the end it just turns out to be flat-out silly; especially when you can easily see the computer effects of flying heads and such. What a waste. The directing was pretty good and so was some of the acting. The guy that played Dracula pulled it off quite well. What I didn't really like was how they created these new origins of how Dracula came about. I thought trying to change it to give the film a twist was a bit dumb. They could have done a better job.
What I did like was seeing Dracula walk about the city streets with all these people around him. It's not every movie that you see Dracula walking into a Virgin Records store. There weren't any creepy or scary moments in the film that I know of. It was fun to watch sometimes, but then would get a little dumb. Like I said before, the plot needs a lot of work. I would have given the movie a lower rating, but I thought some of it was fun to watch. Does this film match up with other previous vamp flicks? Not really. Bram Stoker's Dracula kicks this film in the nuts. There's no comparison.
An okay vampire film with some cool scenes here and there, but the script needs a lot of work. Not really recommended, unless you got nothing else to rent.
|Posted on December 30, 2010 - 12:16pm | FrighT MasteR|